Blacklists are back and Democrats at Google have got ’em: According to evidence presented by the Republican National Committee last week, Google is tactically blocking all fund-raising emails from the committee at the end of the month, when such emails are routinely sent.
To quote the twitter thread from Ronna McDaniel, GOP chairwoman:
Every single month – for 7 months in a row – Google has systematically attacked the RNC’s email fundraising during important donation days at the end of the month. Our emails go from strong inbox delivery (90-100%) down to 0%.
These are emails that go to our most engaged, opt-in supporters without any increase in user complaints, changes to the content, email frequency or target audiences that could account for the suppression.
Yet month after month – like clockwork – right ahead of a CRITICAL period when voters are most engaged, Google blocks our emails. They even block GOTV emails.
Google has failed to explain why this is happening. It’s unacceptable. We have filed a complaint with the FEC over this practice of censoring Republican emails and it just keeps happening.
The graphic below, including in McDaniel’s tweets, shows how the GOP’s emails are suddenly considered spam by Google at the end of every month, conveniently at the very moment the party sends out its fund-raising pleas.
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As the GOP explained,
Ordinarily, the committee said, Gmail flags up to 10% of its emails as spam. But it says during the final four days of every month since December 2021 — a crucial period for digital fundraising operations — that number has skyrocketed to 100% or close to it, even as the rate of emails marked as spam by recipients remains steady.
Google claims that its spam filter is “thoroughly apolitical,” but only an idiot who has had his or her head in the sand for the past five years would believe that. There is too much evidence that the management and employees at big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc like to sabotage the free speech of conservatives.
According to the Republican National Committee, it estimates it has lost about $1.5 billion in contributions in 2020 and more than $2 billion since 2019.
As I have written numerous times, why are my readers still using Gmail or Google’s search engines? There are plenty of good alternatives. Find them. Use them. It only takes 30 seconds to change the default search engine in your browser. Do it. Even if these alternative search engines are only slightly less oppressive, the loss of market share at Google will have an impact.
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